In the mid 1940s, before breakfast, we used to walk down to Maclaggan Street via City Road to visit Mackintosh Caley Phoenix. We would take with us either a clean pillow slip or flour bag for the purpose of collecting broken biscuits for a modest sum. It always paid to be there early to get a share of the sought after chocolate biscuits as some people tended to take more than a fair share of these instead of taking whatever the scoop picked up. Needless to say, a reasonable sampling of the goods was made as we trekked up the hill on our homeward journey.
(Original Article by Alan Gilchrist)